Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., the ranking Democrat on the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, has introduced legislation to clarify equal treatment for all married couples under the U.S. tax code in response to the Supreme Court's ruling last month allowing same-sex marriage in every state.
The bill that Levin introduced Thursday in the House is a companion to one that Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and the full Senate Democratic caucus introduced last week in the Senate (see Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to Make Tax Code Gender Neutral for Same-Sex Couples). Joining Levin as original cosponsors in the House on introduction were House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn, D-S.C., all 14 Ways and Means Committee Democrats, and Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich.
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